China News network on January 15 Microsoft said it hired an outside law firm to investigate the effectiveness of the company's workplace sexual harassment policies and the investigation of its founders, Bill & Middot; Gates to investigate allegations of sexual harassment.The report is due to be published this spring.
File photo: Bill & Middot; Gates. Photo by Hou Yu, China News Service
According to the report, Microsoft has hired law firm Arent Fox to review its sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies and to disclose how the company has handled bill & Middot; A summary of the findings of the investigation into allegations made by Gates and other executives.
Arent Fox will reportedly produce a report detailing the effectiveness of its internal policies on sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace. The move follows mounting pressure from shareholders to resolve the issue.
Satya & Middot, chairman of Microsoft; Nadella said he understood the importance of maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all employees at the company. He added: "I accept all full inquiries as an opportunity to continue to get better."
The report will be released this spring to employees, shareholders and the public, the report said.
As previously reported, in 2019, Microsoft received a report that bill & Middot; Gates had an inappropriate relationship with an employee in 2000. A Microsoft spokesman has told the press that a board committee hired a law firm to investigate. Gates left Microsoft's board in early 2020. But bill & middot; A spokesman for Mr. Gates said his decision to step down had nothing to do with the incident.